Cost of Living in Berlin. Prices Updated Dec 2020.

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Berlin is overall a great city to be.


Food is cheap and everywhere, easy to go out and have fun/meet for business.


Rent has crept up but still far better value than where I came from.


Internet: 36 EUR/month get me 450/40 mbps (cable -> DOCSIS 3.0)


Public transport is 2.70 EUR/ticket.


No woman I know has said they felt unsafe. Some really odd, xenophobic sounding comments on here.

Biggest downsides IMO:


service quality at restaurants — not that people are rude, but they don’t seem to particularly care


cash heavy — for people who value anonymity, Berlin is great — i wish i could go cashless more regularly

3 months ago

I lived in Berlin for 2 years and have visited during the past 10 years on and off. I would say it’s the most overrated city in all Europe. They have good marketing and spread of word advertising, but in reality its an uninspiring, ugly and depressing city with a weird energy that prevents people from getting things done. It’s ok for 1 month in summer, but don’t get stuck there. For women it’s not safe at all, don’t go to parks alone at night or empty U Bahn stations. In Berlin (and most big cities in Germany) young women are being raped by immigrants on a weekly base, its a know fact but politicians pretend it’s not happening.

3 months ago

I spent 1 month and 4 days in Berlin, Great the city, functional, no too crowded, a lot of things to see and to do.


Good for business connections, reliable and affordable Public Transport ( even If I was advised a few times to don’t fall in sleep in the trains ).


On the other hand. It seems that a few places in Germany are not so well interconnected on Internet Network infrastructure.


The speed was quite decent speed, but lost connectivity too often whatever I was using the phone or laptop.

7 months ago

Berlin is great but Germany overall is extremely overrated — it is NOT by any means a modern, digitised, tech- nor expat- friendly country. It is grey, depressing, unwelcoming, filled with insanely hard to navigate bureaucracy and nonsensical «rules» about everything. Digitisation does not exist and everything has to be done still in person, via paper mail, by phone or fax. Internet speed is slow and wifi not widespread. Waiting times can be insane e.g. to get a doctor’s appointment, and in general what takes minutes in another country can take weeks in Germany. And given that you get taxed on the air you breathe, I would say that this is hardly worth it. And if living in Berlin would make up for it five years ago thanks to the disgustingly cheap cost of life now that rent got thrice as expensive things have dramatically changed for the worse.

9 months ago

Been living in Berlin for a couple of months. Not worth it anymore. Cold, gray, sad, more expensive than Cologne, terrible internet access (especially mobile), impossible to find decent mid-term apartments, everything getting 25% more expensive per quarter.

1 year ago

Been living in 3 different centrally located airbnb in Berlin (2018), each between 800 and 900€ per month for 40-45 sqm (we’re two, so 400-450€ each). Each time a full flat and not a shared airbnb, legal now since some months (though it was always possible to get a full flat before as well). Internet was always between 15 and 50 mbps. I spend 100€ per week on food, including restaurants (pretty cheap here), check for Turkish market on Maybachufer and Turkish stores in Neukölln (I spend less on food here than in Chiang Mai!). Berlin is such an awesome place to live, very multicultural, very tolerant, many different neighborhoods, quite relaxed feeling, many parks, lakes all around. No need to speak German at all. Come over here, probably one one of the best place on earth 😉 (written in Sept 2018)

2 years ago

The internet sucks in Berlin and is definitely not fast. I don’t know where you get your numbers from but I’m sure you were never in the country for very long and are using the „official numbers“ not the real ones.

2 years ago

Rent a bike using the many dockless bike sharing and enjoy the parks. Berlin is amazing during summer. Betahaus is great to meet other nomads. No need for having a membership, just go to their cafe. Checkout Meetup.com for many opportunities to meet people. AirBnB is ok but pricey, and since 2016 they are not allowed to rent flats, but only rooms. The vibe in Berlin is is usually relaxed and alternative. Falafel and doner are always an option for cheap eating.

2 years ago

Berlin is an amazing city. The two main problems of Berlin are the German way of acting and people that moves there trying to be too cool to take a shower.

2 years ago

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Hello! I am looking for an English speaking GP in Berlin who can write a prescription for schedule 1 medication. Currently I am in Northern Ireland who have a very complicated medical system, which is not Digital Nomad friendly! I would like to make an appointment with a GP who can help me ASAP. Thanks!

looking for a place to rent for 3 months in Berlin.


except for Airbnb, have you tried any other online services?


cheers!

Not yet… it’s much complicated than I expected.

following… ticket booked but still have no place to stay (LOL)

have you found, mia?


im still looking…


: )

this is great!


thank you so much!


<3



Are there regular meetups for Nomads in Berlin? I will be spending a month in Berlin and would like to meet and get to know the community. I had a great experience in Ubud, Bali (meetups, workshops, idea exchanges etc) and looking for something similar in Berlin. Any thoughts and ideas?

Thank you,


Inna

I find most of the meetups on https://meetup.com, especially tech-related.

The advantage of the betahaus is though, that the café is free of charge (you can rent a quiet place upstairs).

The weather is not really good anymore, but sometimes it’s cheaper to get around with the scooters than public transportation ( https://www.emio-sharing.de / https://www.joincoup.com/ )

If you have an iOS device, this app might also be helpful: http://workhardanywhere.com/

Thank you. I am uploading the app right now.

Hi Inna,

There are many meetups, workshops, and events for nomads in Berlin. Also, check the coworking spaces when you are here. Reach out and we can meet for an exchange, if you like.

Cheers,


Gerhard

Thank you, Gerhard. I am staying in Mitte area, any coworking spaces you would recommend in the area. I noticed that Betahaus has a good program and community, but it might be a bit far for me, any others?

Inna

Don’t worry, it is all very accessible and public transport is great. Betahaus is just off the U8 subway stop “Moritzplatz”.

In Mitte, you have the well-known St. Oberholz, a café with adjacent coworking space right at Rosentalerplatz. A few weeks ago, they opened a second space 5 min away. If you prefer it a bit quieter, across the street of St. Oberholz is Fabisch/Circus Cafe.

Close to Friedrichstraße is the “Basecamp”, a cafe/coworking space from Telefonica. You can just show up and get a coffee and work. There are also more upscale coworking spaces which usually require a monthly membership, There’s a new one at Hackescher Markt. There’s Mindspace close to “Stadtmitte”. Those are the ones I visited so far, you’ll easily find more.

This is great! Thank you for all this info.



Hi there!


I’m about to finally make a move from London to Berlin and I’ll be staying around Kreuzberg/Neukölln. I’ve noticed a great selection of co-working spaces around there, which is great! But most of them don’t actually give too many details on what they can offer and what the environment is like.

Any personal recommendations from you Berliners out there? Which ones get the busiest? Any particular ones to avoid? Ideally I’d find a floating desk with a great community around; I love socialising around co-working spaces so that would be a big plus

Most of them also seem to open at 9am only, I couldn’t find any so far that would be open before. Suggestions?

Thanks! I hope to see some of you around Berlin starting from August

@magalhini check this https://www.sharedesk.net/spaces/view/1039/welance/

They are the guys organizing together with me the remote working & digital nomads meetup next week.

Thanks again peeps! I’m keen on trying out Wieserland, since its location is convenient… but co.up seems to be pretty impressive as well!

I mostly worked from coffeeshops.


Betahaus was one of my most favored places. It has also an actual co-working space. But you can also just hang around in the coffee shop without signing up.


A lot of people work from St. Oberholz. But I did not enjoy the atmosphere. It is also expensive for a coffeeshop.

I spent two months working out of Betahaus a few years ago (it’s on the list that @levelsio linked to).

Everyone there was very friendly and there was alway a desk available. They also had a cafe on the bottom floor that was nice.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! @levelsio awesome collection in Nomad List, love the fact that you’re including shared desks there too.

So far the biggest struggle has been finding some that open up at least at 8am, so I’ll probably go for a proper co-working space that runs 24h… but there doesn’t seem to be any near Kreuzberg. Il’l keep looking and update my findings

These guys seem pretty cool: http://www.mitosiscoworking.org/

Although I’m still waiting to hear from them about their opening hours.


Cheers guys!

I am a big fan of Co.Up at Kottbusser Tor (central Kreuzberg), who also provide space to plenty of meetups and user groups. In particular the ppl there are almost only freelance and remote devs and designers – so, unlike many other cowos in Berlin, it is quite enough to work there.

I don’t know about any cowo in Berlin that is really open before 9am, but as co.up is a very tightly nit community, they also offer to give you a key and then you can work whenever you like – I know quite a few people coming to work at 7 pm and staying late at night for e.g. .

I just added this:

http://nomadlist.com/berlin-germany/places-to-work

It’s ranked by cost, but the first few (with the Nomad List sticker) are the ones recommended by people here

I’m using mobilesuite in Prenzlauer Berg. It’s some distance from Kreuzberg, but it’s working out well for me. I signed up for a monthly membership and have unlimited 24/7 access (extra fee) and unlimited beverages (also an extra fee). They’ve got a well lit space, plenty of seating options and great internet. It’s an option if you end up over in this part of the city (which is great).

Visited raumstation in Moabit, the price was decent and there was plenty of desk room. The people seemed nice. Worth a look if you’re in that area.

I’ve heard Ahoy! is nice.

(Source, I have a friend who works there )

Hello! I am looking for an English speaking GP in Berlin who can write a prescription for schedule 1 medication. Currently I am in Northern Ireland who have a very complicated medical system, which is not Digital Nomad friendly! I would like to make an appointment with a GP who can help me ASAP. Thanks!

looking for a place to rent for 3 months in Berlin.


except for Airbnb, have you tried any other online services?


cheers!

Not yet… it’s much complicated than I expected.

following… ticket booked but still have no place to stay (LOL)

have you found, mia?


im still looking…


: )

this is great!


thank you so much!


<3


Hi everyone,

I was wondering what the annual base salary for a full time junior to mid designer would be in either Frankfurt(Main) or Hamburg, Germany.

Thanks,


Natalia!


Hi I’m Japanese<>English Translator/Blogger currently lives in Leipzig,Germany.

I was wondering if any of you know any websites/services for refugees and immigrants that support them to be a Digital Nomad? Like, seminars, courses, lectures, guides, e-book in their language (Arabic,Albanian,Serbian,Kurdish,Pashto,Dari, etc…)?

I know some platforms for refugees to find a job online, but these jobs are not mainly location free works. I’m wondering how realistic it is for refugees to work remotely? I am thinking to list up the Upwork type of online job platforms on my blog, and accordingly do some seminars ; how to get jobs, how to monetize your blog and so on…

I’m asking this because lots of refugees I meet here are all complaining how hard for them to get a physical job in Germany, especially my area Leipzig has less job opportunities in general. (Thus, cost of living is amazing for DN like me.) So, I think going DN could be a good solution for them. What do you think?

Hey! Great idea if you can pull it off I know there are several projects in Berlin to teach refugees how to code and ship products (you might remember this headline?).


I forgot the names, but a quick google search revealed this article about the movement.

Good luck!

I don’t have any resources to offer, but perhaps look into basic coding courses in those languages? I’m a writer who also does some basic code work and I’ve always thought coding to be the simplest entry point for remote/gig work. Even just building basic WordPress websites, editing HTML and CSS, etc. often pays very well and many many companies don’t care where employees are based.

Good luck.

Thank you for your reply! Yes, that is really good idea. I’ve never seen the coding courses offered in one of those languages in Leipzig, but maybe I can help to build the community.

I’m also learning basic coding right now, and I can already feel that it’s going to help me financially when I’m able to do more things. Thanks for the inspirations!



Are there regular meetups for Nomads in Berlin? I will be spending a month in Berlin and would like to meet and get to know the community. I had a great experience in Ubud, Bali (meetups, workshops, idea exchanges etc) and looking for something similar in Berlin. Any thoughts and ideas?

Thank you,


Inna

I find most of the meetups on https://meetup.com, especially tech-related.

The advantage of the betahaus is though, that the café is free of charge (you can rent a quiet place upstairs).

The weather is not really good anymore, but sometimes it’s cheaper to get around with the scooters than public transportation ( https://www.emio-sharing.de / https://www.joincoup.com/ )

If you have an iOS device, this app might also be helpful: http://workhardanywhere.com/

Thank you. I am uploading the app right now.

Hi Inna,

There are many meetups, workshops, and events for nomads in Berlin. Also, check the coworking spaces when you are here. Reach out and we can meet for an exchange, if you like.

Cheers,


Gerhard

Thank you, Gerhard. I am staying in Mitte area, any coworking spaces you would recommend in the area. I noticed that Betahaus has a good program and community, but it might be a bit far for me, any others?

Inna

Don’t worry, it is all very accessible and public transport is great. Betahaus is just off the U8 subway stop “Moritzplatz”.

In Mitte, you have the well-known St. Oberholz, a café with adjacent coworking space right at Rosentalerplatz. A few weeks ago, they opened a second space 5 min away. If you prefer it a bit quieter, across the street of St. Oberholz is Fabisch/Circus Cafe.

Close to Friedrichstraße is the “Basecamp”, a cafe/coworking space from Telefonica. You can just show up and get a coffee and work. There are also more upscale coworking spaces which usually require a monthly membership, There’s a new one at Hackescher Markt. There’s Mindspace close to “Stadtmitte”. Those are the ones I visited so far, you’ll easily find more.

This is great! Thank you for all this info.

✅ Pretty safe

✅ Fast internet

✅ Lots of fun stuff to do

✅ Warm in the spring

✅ Nomad List members liked going here

✅ Many Nomad List members here all year round

✅ Spacious and not crowded

✅ Very easy to do business

✅ High quality of education

✅ Great hospitals

✅ Roads are very safe

✅ Great freedom of speech

✅ Democratic

✅ Everyone speaks English

✅ Very safe for women

✅ Very family friendly

✅ Very friendly to LGBTQ+

❌ Expensive

❌ Cold now

❌ Gets very cold in the winter

❌ Very humid now

❌ Very difficult to make friends

❌ Many people smoke tobacco






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